High Alpha

Founded 2015
Founders Eric Tobias Kristian Andersen Mike Fitzgerald Scott Dorsey


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Total investments 68
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 48
Rounds per year 11.33
Lead investments 10
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 5
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Internet
  • Information Technology
  • Enterprise Software

High Alpha is the famous VC, which was founded in 2015. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Indianapolis.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the High Alpha, startups are often financed by Hyde Park Venture Partners, Arthur Ventures, Union Square Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Hyde Park Venture Partners, Allos Ventures, Rise of the Rest. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Emergence, Battery Ventures, Accel.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Attentive, Dwolla, DroneDeploy. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Software, Enterprise Software.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2019. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 13 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from High Alpha is 50-100 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this High Alpha performs on 24 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year.

The fund was created by Eric Tobias, Kristian Andersen, Mike Fitzgerald, Scott Dorsey. We also calculated 18 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$10M18 Nov 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States

SINAI Technologies

Enterprise Software
Information Technology
$10M05 Aug 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Digital Entertainment
Digital Media
Information Technology
Music Streaming
$12M30 Jun 2021 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States


Artificial Intelligence
$2M27 May 2021 New York, New York, United States


Information Technology
$5M07 Apr 2021 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States


Brand Marketing
Content Marketing
Information Technology
$7M06 Apr 2021 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Cyber Security
Information Technology
$3M25 Mar 2021 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States


Advertising Platforms
Big Data
Data Visualization
Internet Radio
Search Engine
Social Network
$4M14 Jan 2021 Louisville, Kentucky, United States


Document Management
$8M22 Dec 2020 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Smartwyre Secures $10.5M Series A to Connect Agricultural Inputs Industry

– Smartwyre secured $10.5M in Series A funding.
– The funding was supported by High Alpha Capital, Anterra Capital, Fall Line Capital, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest fund and Cavallo Ventures.
– For the agricultural inputs industry, Smartwyre is the first platform to provide end-to-end insights from cost management to commercial pricing, improving industry profitability and preventing mismatches between production levels and the actual farmer demand.
– In 2021, companies delivering more than 35% of the agricultural inputs supplied to US farmers use Smartwyre’s platform to manage their product information, pricing or rebate operations.

Sinai Technologies Secures $10M in Seed Funding

– Sinai Technologies from San Francisco, CA develops a decarbonization platform to reduce carbon emissions.
– The company raised $10M in series A funding.
– The round was led by Obvious Ventures with participation from Ajax Strategies, Valo Ventures, High Alpha, Climactic, along with other angels and existing investors including Afore Capital, MCJ Collective and Climate Capital.
– The new investment will be used to scale the company’s decarbonization platform as well as launch new modules and tools for companies to achieve net-zero targets.


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